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for forecast >> recreational use of marijuana is now legal in the state of washington. voters passed initiative 502 last month, but those who choose to light up -- could find themselves in a legal haze. adults can now possess up to an ounce of pot but growing it and selling it is still a crime. national political figures are pointing out that smoking pot is still a federal crime. colorado also legalized recreational use of marijuana -- but that amendment won't take effect until the governor proclaims that it passed. same sex marriage is also now legal in the state of washington after the governor signed a measure legalizing same-sex marriage in that state. last month, 54- percent of voters approved referendum- 74.. it had asked people to approve or reject the state law legalizing same-sex marriage..which legislators passed earlier this year. gay and lesbian couples can start picking up their wedding certificates and licenses at county auditors' offices. washington joins several other other states which now allow gay and lesbian couples to wed. >> this tragic discovery in iowa. five months aft
washington. >> reporter: fiscal cliff talks have hit a stalemate only 29 days to go, republicans and democrats remain far apart over the weekend there was worry negotiations might fail. >> i think we are going over the cliff, it is clear they've made a political calculation. >> reporter: president obama and his team are demanding that congress allow bush era tax cuts to expire. >> there is no responsible way we can govern this country with those low rates in place for future generations those rates have to go up. >> reporter: republicans have drawn a line in the sand on raising tax rates signaling they are open to raising revenue by reforming the tax code and limiting reductions for the wealthy. >> right now i would say we are nowhere. >> reporter: president obama asking for 1.6 trillion in new tax revenue over 10 years, boehner is offering half that. the president offering 600 billion dollars in cuts to medicare and other programs. the speaker says that is not enough. he hasn't outlined what he thinks should be cut. if they can't avoid the fiscal cliff, january 1st, nearly every
:13. yet again the country is waking up to news that lawmakers in washington, d.c. still don't have a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. kyla campbell reports we are just hours away from automatic tax increases and government spending cuts. >> reporter: frustration is hitting a speak this morning after talking stalled last night. the house and senate will get back to work over the next few hours. senators have been trying to come up with a deal but with no luck. new mitch mcconnell is negotiating with vice president joe biden. if political leaders can not come up with a plan by midnight tonight tax rates for all americans will increase. >> if there is an ultimate compromise, there will be parts of it i find disgusting and rep hencable which i may have to swallow in the name of finding a compromise. >> reporter: how will this effect you come tomorrow morning? if there is not a deal reach there won't be a drastic change in your next paychecks. if this plays out long-term the average american middle class family stands to lose out on $2,000 to $3,000 over the next year due to the increased taxes
with voters in washington state and maryland. gay marriages started in washington earlier this month, maryland takes effect tuesday january 1st. >> washington lawmakers are running out of time to reach a deal on the fiscal cliff. senate leaders are working on a last ditch agreement. they hope to vote as soon as tomorrow. both houses will reconvene tomorrow. some republicans suggest racing taxes for those earning at least a million, the president and democrats want increases on making more than $250,000 a year. >> we can't afford a politiclyself inflicted wound to the economy. the economy is growing but keeping that way means the folks you sent to washington have to do their jobs. >> the president said congress must meet the new year's deadline and pass a balanced plan. >> the president's proposal to raise taxes on the top 2% won't even pay one third of the interest that's owed on this 16 trillon dollar debt. >> ouri senator gave the gop address saying the president's tax hike would only fund the government for eight days. >> here is what could happen if no deal is reached. out of work ame
of voters passed are for rent of 74 proving same-sex marriage. washington joins several other states which now allowed a lead vehicle is the way. >> regression use of marijuana is officially illegal in the state of washington. last night under the people gathered on the space needle for new year's eve style countdown when the measure to the fact. they cheered and lit a joint in unison. public use of marijuana is still bad and selling it is still climb but the police say they'll only issue verbal warnings until further notice. national political figures are point out that smoking pot is still a federal crime. >> a storm drain under the road in lafayette failed to open up a giant hole. the workers had to widen the whole by 10 ft. to place everett support the boulders on top. officials fear soil erosion could push up the story request creek possibly leading to flooding of nearby homes with another storm hit. the road could be close for the entire winter, as crews figure out a plan to replace the drag. >> in the wake of last weekend's rain all of the soap groundings trees are still falling dow
in washington president obama is meeting with washington to discuss the fiscal cliff. the automatic government spending cuts that will kick in. republicans and the white house sent to have finally found some common ground both sides agreeing that tax revenue and reductions in entitlement spending for programs like medicare are key elements of this bill. republicans may be softening on raising taxes for the wealthy americans. the white house may be bending on accepting greater spending cuts for medicare and possibly raising the medicare retirement age 65 age from 65 to 67. >> thank you mark. we will take a quick break the time is 6:38. we are following the weather. we have quite a bit of rain coming down quite a bit in the bay area especially in the east bay. george is following a hot spot in interstate 80, a backup sonically basically from berkeley up to the cartoonist bridge. george will let us know why and what is going (male announcer): live from the bay area this is the kron 4 morning news. kron 4 news starts now. >> thanks for watching kron fours bay area news channel. here are the top st
of market to stockton and washington streets. the plan would also require digging up a section of columbus avenue in north beach to extract equipment when the project is done. merchants and residents complain it will wreck the neighborhood and ruin business. a group of businesses has already filed a lawsuit over plans to dig the massive hole in north beach. stay tuned there. >> no kidding. >>> 6:15. let's check the roads. >> gianna is in for liz today. good morning. >> good morning. we have a couple of things brewing on the roads. first of all, reports of an accident northbound 101 right at 3rd between candlestick and 3rd blocking one lane. that vehicle hit the guardrail. not seeing too many delays just yet. it's still early this morning. but again, if you are planning on taking 101 this morning, here's a live look at conditions. traffic flowing along. you might see some activity there on the right shoulder. 280 looks like a good alternate in the meantime if you want to use that instead. golden gate bridge an easy ride out of marin county. 13 to 14 minutes from san francisco. great highway
to local politicians. washington has 27 days to figure out how to get the nation from going over the physical click your at this point, all sides seem to point to a stalemate. pamela schmidt. signs still point to a stalemate. >> emily schmidt has more >> you don't have to look far fiscal cliff theater... >> nobody wants to get this done more than me. gets solved. >> but key players aren't talking in the same room. congressional aides say they're not even communicating by phone or e- mail. >> the president is ready, willing and able, waiting to be able to sit down and seriously negotiate this but they have to be willing to come to the table with specifics. i think the next 72 hours are critical. if he sits back and continues to play politics, that'll give you going. >> some lawmakers are going back to their districts. congress has little scheduled business for the rest of the week. house speaker john boehner says that wouldn't stop negotiations. >> i'll be available at any moment to sit down with the president to get serious about solving this problem. >> a sticking point r
than cyanide. one drop can kill a person in a matter of minutes. syria not the only thing on washington's mind right now. with about four weeks to go before that fiscal cliff of tax hikes and spending cuts gets triggered, negotiations still appeared at a standstill on tuesday. karin caifa tells us where everything stands. >> in the midst of a standoff with capitol hill republicans, president obama told bloomberg news that the latest plan put forth by house speaker john boehner, simply doesn't add up. the >> speaker's proposal right now is still out of balance. he talks about, for example, eight hundred billion dollars worth of revenues but he says he will do that by lowering rates. when you look at the math, it does does not work. >> not work. as negotiations as negotiations to avoid the so-called "fiscal cliff" continue, republicans were equally dismissive of the last proposal from the president. >> his proposal was so outlandish i don't think we should go back to the table until he puts something there that we can work with. >> the key sticking point between the two sides hasn
short his hawaii vacation to return to washington and coming up, signs that president obama maybe reaching out to another republican leader after his negotiations with house speaker john boehner did not result in a deal. >> well, traffic don't in downtown san francisco could grind to a halt. that's because today is the last scheduled critical mass event for the year. for those new to the area, on the last friday of every month, dozens of cyclists ride alightning the waterfront and down market street and drivers are always advised to expect delays. >> peeking of, we haven't really seen any this morning. let's go to tara and see if that changed. >> no, the same story. maybe a lot of folks headed up to the tahoe area. maybe they already left as a matter of fact because the skiing is going to be pretty good up there. right now i want to show you my maps so you can see exactly what i'm talking about up here. the roadways are completely clear and in livermore the same story. overall a very nice commute this morning. 237, those taillights there on the far right hand side of your screen w
. the democrat from san francisco stroll photographers last night at the kennedy center honors in washington, d.c.. she told reporters it would be a wonderful christmas gift to the american people to have a tax cut come january. the annual gala event at the kennedy center honored entertainment greats. they received the nation's highest ward for influencing culture through art. >> a little bit of talent in that room, i think. >> i know you wanted to be there. >> i would have loved it. 6:18 i am >>> let's talk about -- dryness, for a while, going to be and today, tomorrow this time, rain up in the north bay, wednesday at this time, definitely rain around all of our neighborhoods once again. good morning. looking down from mount tamalpais you can see some of the fog in the foreground that's what is hugging 101 from novato towards petaluma in the background high clouds keeping fox keeping fog from forming in other areas. look at live doppler, a sight for sore eyes, wet eyes or hands or any of that stuff, that we had to deal with over the last couple of days with that heavy rain. we have a little fo
said he will be back in washington to deal with the impending fiscal cliff. >> and the cia speaking out about a movie showing the death of bin laden. what the acting director told employees in a memo act that film. >> a live look at the approach to the wet bay bridge toll plaza. chp responding to a lot of spin outs on this saturday morning. time 7:12, you are watching mornings on 2. well, well, well. growing up, we didn't have u-verse. we couldn't record four shows at the same time. in my day, you were lucky if you could record two shows. and if mom was recording her dumb show and dad was recording his dumb show then, by george, that's all we watched. and we liked it! today's kids got it so good. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv with a total home dvr included free for life. only $29 a month for six months. rethink possible. . >>> good morning. isn't that a gloomy look over bay point? we have gray skies. scattered four showers for the afternoon. >> president obama and the first lady wished everybody a happy holiday and to thank everybody for the kindness they are showing to people
decorated for the holidays, but the mood here in washington is anything but festive. >> i think we're going over the cliff. >> reporter: if congress doesn't act, america will ring in the new year with $110 billion in spending cuts and a $500 billion tax increase leaving the average household with a nearly $3,500 hangover. treasury secretary timothy geithner was on capitol hill to present the plan to congress. >> i was flabbergasted. i looked at him, i says, you can't be serious. >> reporter: president obama wants $1.6 trillion in new taxes on the rich, $400 billion in cuts to entitlement programs, such as medicare, and $50 billion in stimulus spending. >> the president and the white house have had three weeks and this is the best we've got?! >> reporter: mitch mcconnell laughed at them last week. now geithner says if they don't like the president's plan, the republicans should present their own ideas. >> we can't try to figure out what works for them. they have to tell us. >> reporter: but secretary geithner made it clear, there will be no deal that does not include a tax hike on the wealth
report heightened worries ... that the fiscal deadlock in washington is already starting to impact the economy. the "institute for supply management" says, manufacturing in the u-s shrank last month. meantime, on wall street today.. points to fall below 13- thousand. the nasdaq also fell..down eight -points.. and the s-and-p 500 lost close to seven. >> watching today's winners and losers with our financial expert, rob black u.s. auto sales. >> with hurricane sandy they can go out and purchase new. still, we are above 14.4 million. we are near 15 million. sales of gm are up 3.4% a bit weaker than expected. for was a 6.5% at toyota was up 70.2 percent, chrysler up to buy 40% your financing it has loosened up a little bit we of the oldest fleet in the nation. so car buying. chrysler was up by-14% and toyota was up 70%. >> singapore airlines is a toyota-17-- >> this is not fortune america. this is for more european and cities. this is not for urgent america. to gain access to the european union i understand it that this is a way for delta to benefit and expand more international fli
warnings from the u.n. in washington says it successfully launched a loaning range rocket this morning. the north american aerospace defense command confirms an object was launched into argument claiming they sent a satellite into space for peaceful use. >>> one part of the rocket fell into the yellow sea another fell into the east china sea. and a thirst part fell into the pacific ocean -- a third part fell into the pacific ocean east of the philippines. >>> millionaire fugitive john mcafee is released from a detention center. he was taken into custody last week after sneaking into guatemala from belize where he is wanted in connection with a murder. a guatemalan judge gave mcafee 10 days to get his immigration situation order is out. >> hope he is writing a book while he is going through all this. >> so bizarre. >> i would read it. strange, strange. >>> how about some traffic now at 6:14? liz, it's all yours. >> thank you. let's go towards the bay bridge. we are just getting word of a new accident just past the pay gates. the metering lights are on. so you can see delays now as far b
in winter white. not enough snow means no skiing. yet this resort in washington state has had to wait. >> i am patiently. >> and it's even warmer this past week, almost 700 record high temperatures have been set. all of that will contribute to 2012 likely being the warmest on record in the lower 48. one week or one season cannot tell a climate story. >> the subject, arctic where records were broken this year. in 2012 there was less snow than ever before. they measured arctic ice since 1979 and since then, half has disappeared. just this year, 4.35 million square miles melted away. >> melgtd on the greenland ice sheet is a big concern because that is moving water that is currently moving night the ocean. if it continues it will have an impact for people that live in coastal regions. >> dan: health news, a study showing using tomaxafin reduces of getting cancer again. the study and journal shows that women who took it for ten years lowered their risk of recurrence by 25%. >>> the government is sounding the alarm about something that affects millions of openeder americans, reverse mortgages. a
is texas. residents also leaving the state for nevada, washington and oregon. >> a reminder to catch dr. phil today at 10:00 a.m. after the kron4 morning news. today's episode the locators troy and done is back to tackle to stores about separated loved ones. and again, today at 10:00 a.m. after the kron 4 morning news. )h1$u? >> we are back in 7:45 a.m.. the largest u.s. airlines had more cancel flights and delays in october. much of that is thanks to hurricane sandy that disrupted air travel lull with the skulls. airlines had 80 percent of their flights arrived on time in october. that's down 5% from october 2011. airlines canceled almost 3% of their flights compared to a 0.8% in october 2011. the cancellation rate was the highest for any october in the past 17 years. >> let's take a look is storm tracker 4 we're just thinking of light showers or around the bay. highway 4 over will pass is indicating light rain. it is not writing any more at the san mateo bridge but you will encounter showers for the 880 corridor. this is stating that we will have showers and i do what to let you know
talks about the fiscal cliff in washington. here is a look at how the end of the day the dow was off about 13 points nearly 14 as a matter of fact. 12,00951 was closing number just shy of the 13th of march. the nasdaq drive dropped 5 1/2 point. >> and other business news nestle has reached a multi- year agreement to show disney movies as sedation finish their runs in theaters. net flicks outbid hbo, showtime and stars. the deal will lighallow net flicks to stream movies in 2016. the financial terms of the deal have not been released. >> federal antitrust regulators have given the green light for disney to acquire lucas films for $4 billion. the deal for disney to buy lucas' films and the star wars franchise was announced back in october. lucas' films founder george lucas will get half of the purchase price in cash and stock. he says he will donate most of the money to charity. >> ya hoo has purchased another silicon valley startup. on the air which is based in severs his goal is now a part of diablo. the company enables users to hold on-line video chess in a talk-show format ya hoo d
for you live. >> watching what's happening in washington today with the fiscal cliff. another round of negotiation between the white house and speaker john baker. aside is willing to bend. the president insisting that expiring tax cuts be renewed for everyone except for the wealthiest americans. republicans insist on deeper cuts in entitlement programs like medicare. neither side is given any specifics on what they're planning to cut. a likely compromise would include tax increases on the top tax bracket from 35 to 37 percent, not the 39% the president is asking. significant cuts to medicare to go into effect. the debt ceiling is also looming in these talks. the treasury say the u.s. is likely hit its 16.4 trillion dollar debt limit by the end of this year. the treasury could use creative measures that would stave off in the u.s. debt default until mid february. as far as where we are with these talks right now watching 10? we are basically nowhere. and is looking more likely that we will go off the fiscal cliff at the end of the year. 706 a m right now and we'll be back with more i
, lawrence. thank you. >>> despite warnings from the u.n. and washington, north korea says it successfully launched a long-range rocket this morning. the north american aerospace defense command has confirmed an object was launched into orbit. they say they sent a rocket into space for peaceful use but the united states says it's a cover for ballistic missiles. one part of the rocket fell into the yellow sea, another fell into the east china sea and a third part fell into the pacific ocean east of the philippines about 2,000 miles away. >>> a big victory for millionaire fugitive john mcafee. he was released from guatemalan custody. he snuck into guatemala from belize where he is wanted in connection with the murder of his neighbor. a guatemalan judge has given mcafee 10 days to get his immigration situation sorted out. >>> mexican transportation officials say the plane carrying singing sensation jenni rivera plunged almost vertically from 28,000 feet. the plane did a nosedive into the ground at 600 miles an hour. investigators are piecing together the wreckage to find the exact cause of th
--read staffed somewhere else beating thank you jackie. >> the latest from the fiscal cliff talks in washington competing plans for the white house and republicans and little talk of compromise. the white house plan raises taxes on income over too much of $50,000 with 350 billion in cuts to medicare and 200 billion in new stimulus and infrastructure spending. the republicans counter offer has deeper cuts to medicare and reduces the social security cost-of-living increase. but it has no tax increases. it raises revenue through closing tax loopholes and deductions. if the white house immediately rejected the republican proposal. the president saying he would not accept any proposal without a tax increase for wealthy americans. >> u.s. official said the white house and its allies are weighing military options to secure serious chemical and biological weapons. the cult-that this comes after u.s. intelligence reports show the syrian regime may be readying those weapons and may be desperate enough to use them. president barack obamas told an audience at the national the fifth anniversary monday the u
for about washington and oregon. >> let's take a look here at what's up after the news. it is dr. phil in today's episode he is talking about two stories of separated loved ones. that is today at 10:00 a.m.. [ crickets chirping ] [ traffic passing ] ♪ [ music box: lullaby ] [ man on tv, indistinct ] ♪ [ lullaby continues ] [ baby coos ] [ man announcing ] millions are still exposed to the dangers... of secondhand smoke... and some of them can't do anything about it. ♪ [ continues ] [ gasping ] the pope has sent a the first tweet from his personal twitter account. he sent a message personally about 230 hours of this morning california time. its first tweet read " dear friends i am pleased to get in touch with you through twitter. think you for your generous response. i bless all of you from my heart. and " pulp benedictus 6 it launches pawns of acts twitter account last week he has more than $600,000 already. >> out lindsey lohan attorney is going to return to court today and the latest case she is caught up and. she does not have to be at today's are rain meant but she lied to po
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